Eritrea comes from the Greek word " eruthros ", in reference to the Red Sea. It was named by the Italians, who colonised the country before surrendering to the allies after the Second World War. Eritrean monuments are therefore a testimony of the Italian presence, but the Egyptian and Turkish influences are omnipresent. A great number of tourist attractions are located in Asmara, the capital. You rejoice when contemplating the western low plains, shaped by rivers and valleys, to then benefit from the Eastern coast
and the Red Sea. Those considering East Africa should be sure to travel to Eritrea.